Bernie Fineman -  the original Motor Mouth



Hear Bernie talking about getting expelled from school, his early experiences as a mechanic and working for the Krays on Channel 5's the Wright Stuff by clicking below.

Bernie is a highly experienced automotive manager, master technician, workshop controller, and technical engineer. He's never happier than when under the bonnet of a car and always works with a smile on his face, but he doesn’t suffer fools gladly and his straight talking attitude means he takes no prisoners!


Bernie’s technical knowledge and vast experience with Mercedes Benz, BMW, Jaguar, Range Rover, Rolls-Royce, Porsche, Ford, Audi, VW and many other Marques make him a force to be reckoned with in the motoring world. A highly respected master mechanic, Bernie has worked all over the world, including India, Bangladesh, America and South Africa and acted as a consultant to the Metropolitan Police – a far cry from his days as an East End mechanic where his clients included the Kray Twins!


Before “Classic Car Rescue” (Channel 5) Bernie was best known for his role in three series of “Chop Shop”, one of Discovery Europe’s most popular shows ever and making him a star for petrol heads all over the world. The first series, “Bangla Bangers”, tested his skills to the limit as he worked with the most basic equipment in Bangladesh. He then returned home for “Chop Shop: London Garage” and finally built remarkable vehicles for stars such as Jools Holland, Johnny Vegas, Martin Kemp, Lawrence Dallaglio and David Ginola. In 2009 he was Head Judge on BBC Three’s “Young Mechanic of the Year” and is a regular face on Channel 4’s “SuperScrimpers”, giving money-saving tips on how to maintain your car.Having given decades of service to the motor industry with his natural charm and cheeky banter (along with the occasional colourful outburst), Bernie is undoubtedly a legend of the East End! Despite appearances his bark is worse than his bite, he has been a volunteer for the Samaritans for the past 20 years.


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Classic Car Rescue (Channel 5)

Chop Shop (Discovery)

Bangla Bangers  (Discovery)

Superscrimpers (Channel 4)

Young Mechanic of the Year (BBC Three)


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Bernie has more than 40 years experience in the motor trade - and 40 years of anecdotes! A lively and entertaining host, Bernie is available for professional engagements. To book him for your event, please click below